孔令贞 Estie Elizabeth Kung (8), Chinese father, American mom.
See this cutie pie… am sure by now you should know who is she. She's Chef Estie Kung! Lifetime Asia is premiering MAN VS. CHILD: CHEF SHOWDOWN on 26 January. The show pits some of the world's most talented young cooks against the very people they look up to professionally trained, adult chefs! Eight-year-old Estie is the youngest of the group. You can meet her this weekend at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Water Feature Area, Ground Floor) – near the skating rink on Saturday 16 January from 12 noon
Very cute & smart girl, looks like 哪吒 (Ne Zha)
She has been cooking since 3, “inspired” by her great mom !
American parents adopt laissez-faire education approach, encourage children to follow their curiosity to explore, would not chase them away from kitchen — Asian parents would definitely ban them from dangerous places, especially kitchen.
To all moms in the World: your kid can be a ‘genius’ if he/she has a dedicated guiding mom (not necessary educated) at early growing age.
Examples: 伟大的妈妈 Great moms of
◇ Thomas Edison
◇ Albert Einstein
◇ Issac Newton – mom not educated
◇ Carl Friedrich Gauss (Prince of Math) – mom not educated
◇ 岳飞 (岳母刻背 “精忠报国”)
◇ 欧阳修 (伴读妈妈 “画荻教子”)
◇ 孟子 (孟母三迁)
◇ Paul Erdös (Great Mathematician of 20th century)
◇ Terence Tao 陶哲轩 (Mozart of Math, IQ 260)
◇ G. Perelman (Russian Great Mathematician)
◇ A 17-year-old boy (JC 1) won the International Math Olympiad Gold Medal (Individual 4th in the world ranking) whose mom is only Primary School PSLE educated.
Estie’s dream is to be a chef, open a restaurant called “Something French”. We pray for Estie Kung to grow up as another great Master Chef like Julia Child.